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Businesses call for early childhood education funding
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Businesses wishing to locate and hire in North Carolina are at times having trouble finding a qualified workforce. That's according to Bill Millett, founder of the Charlotte-based Scope View Strategic Advantage, a firm that works with companies looking to fill positions utilizing a variety of skill sets. Millet joins other business owners
Voter ID cards push on for ’16 election
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
RALEIGH — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles continues its collaborative effort with the State Board of Elections to issue no-fee voter ID cards and register qualified voters at all driver license offices statewide. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, North Carolina will require all voters to present valid
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Lucas Middle School student Bettie Closs won the Duke Regional Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. The sixth-grader beat out students from Durham and Orange counties to win in Round 13 of the competition. Bettie will now go on to represent this region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. She and a parent will
Drink (water) to your health
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Here's health news you should find easy to swallow: Whether you're working, traveling, playing sports or just relaxing, it's important to stay hydrated regardless of the season. Making up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body, water is critical to keep the body's cells and organs functioning properly. Keeping your body hydrated, says the
Credit arbitration clauses favor corporations
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Although arbitration is often associated with labor unions, millions of consumers are also affected by it and don’t even know it. Often consumers find the extremely small print of credit agreements difficult to read. Others become bewildered by the legal jargon embedded in these clauses. In either case, consumers should take note. The old adage,
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
POWER BREAKFAST Raleigh real estate developer James Montague is guest speaker at the Durham Business & Professional Chain’s next power breakfast March 31, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Nzinga’s Breakfast Café, Phoenix Cross Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Durham. Call 683-1047. BUSINESS EXPO Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority will host
Public employees get Chapel Hill rental discounts
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Eller Capital Partners, a multifamily investment, development and property management company based in Chapel Hill, has a new housing incentive program for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County and state employees. Eller is offering generous discounts on rent and waiving certain fees for public employees who sign 12-month leases at its
‘Empire’ shows that black dollars matter
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
According to a Nielsen consumer report, African-Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s not new news, it is disturbing that we don’t completely understand the connection between our TV consumption and the huge profits generated by our connection to
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